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Re-usable plastic rivets???
Yesterday I opened up my air filter compartment to check out my air filter and how gunked up it was. To do this, I had to remove the plast engine cover.
To take off the cover I had to remove by remvoing the plastic rivets (by pushing in the center of the rivet). These items are supposed to be re-usable, but I found that once I "popped" them, there was NO way they went back in like normal.
Some, could only be put back in with the use of a screwdriver, others went in very loose and don't "snap" back into place. In fact, I can just lift the engine cover off the car right now.
Is there a special way to put these back, or should I just buy new ones?
It seems like some partially broke when I removed them so I don't know if they can be put back.
Actually, does anyone really know if they are meant to be re-usable? My impressions were that they were a one shot deal.